Watching through the Trees

BocaGrandeIguanaGasparilla Island (on the west coast of Florida) has a population of over 12,000 Black Spiny-Tailed iguanas, an invasive species and a predator without any natural enemies. They can grow up to over 3 feet in length.

This guy was watching me from some nearby trees, and was skiddish enough for me to have to track him around the other side of a treeline.

Sarasota Bay and the Case for Widescreen Format

Good morning friends! Today I wanted to share a shot from last weekend I took from the Sarasota Bayfront, but also mention a creative choice I’ve made recently (which is entirely unconsequential to you guys), and that is to begin presenting my images in 16:9 widescreen format.

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Photographers use several different formats depending on their photography style and equipment; Peter Lik uses an extreme panoramic ratio to accentuate the wide, sweeping view he has envisioned, while a photographer concentrating on shots for Instagram might crop using the 1:1 (square) format.

After doing some test crops, I feel the 16:9 format will lend itself well to my type of photography, which usually straddles the line between landscape and nature.

This shot is in 16:9 to get us started, I hope you guys have a great week!

Achromatic

AchromaticI’ve been taking more and more black and white photos lately, and this one comes from my own backyard. I’ve been wanting to shoot this huge flower against my back fence for weeks before it goes away, as it does every year.

After I shot it, it didn’t convey my original feeling of awe, so I converted it to black and white during post-processing. I feel it has the sense I originally had now.

Can you tell what color the flower was?

Get Excited About Adobe Lightroom 6/CC!

Hey folks! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting as much, super busy with the video shoot we did recently, as well as the promotional stuff after, but I have plenty of articles coming soon.

I did have a new article come out on Digital Photography School this past week, discussing the newly released Adobe Lightroom 6/CC update. Lots of cool tidbits came with this upgrade, so delve into a bit of a summary on some of these features in this article, thanks for reading folks!


“The day is upon us, my friends; Lightroom CC is here. The latest update to Adobe’s excellent photo management tool has arrived, and as cliche as it sounds, it really does offer something for everyone.

While the updates won’t necessarily satisfy hardcore Aperture users (who are still licking their proverbial wounds), Lightroom 4/5 users can easily justify this upgrade as a satisfying mix of under the hood, and hands-on improvements.”

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Read the entire article here:

http://digital-photography-school.com/get-excited-new-adobe-lightroom-cc/

#33 – Inlet Sunset

One more from this past roll of film I shot last weekend. I’m anxious to start a new roll Sunday, this time, Fujifilm Superia Xtra 400 🙂

This was shot from a pier at Phillippi Estate Park here in Sarasota. Other than the occassional boat coming in from the Gulf, this inlet is usually very quiet and serene, as it was this day.

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